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Conveyancing in Rochford Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 16/10/17

Local information:

Prittlewell station is around 2 miles from Rochford. London, Southend Airport is 1 mile from Rochford. London Airport is 2 miles, Clacton Airport is 23 miles and Rochester Airport is 19 miles away.

Southend, Wellesley is a nearby hospital for Rochford.

Q.

Please confirm the cheapest fee for a £695,000 residence? We are looking for a low cost conveyancing quote.

A.

Many firms claim to offer so-called cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges are often hiding in the solicitor's terms. Any disbursements should be included on the conveyancing quote Any extra costs listed in terms and conditions ought to be reasonable. We provide quotes, not estimates, and clearly state the fees for a standard conveyancing.

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How early do you need to find a solicitor to handle our sale?

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Whether you are buying or selling in Rochford, the earlier in the process you can instruct a firm, the better. Some authors advocate holding off instruction until a chain is completed, but doing so will put you at a disadvantage compared to better prepared buyers, or if your buyer decides to pull out due to delays.

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My wife and I are interested in purchasing in Rochford. How do I check if the building is in a designated conservation area?

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Conservation areas denote local areas of historic or architectural significance. A lawyer will address the consequences of purchasing property in a conservation area and be able to advise further.

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Is your solicitor team set up to act quickly on residential property auction conveyancing in Rochford?

The legal team are auction specialists and commonly take instructions from buyers at auction. It is very important for bidders to select a CQS conveyancing firm as ahead of time as possible to allow enough time for a full review of the legal pack prior to the date of the auction. Following the auction day arrives a prepared conveyancing solicitor should be fully prepared to get through the legal side of things in under 4 weeks as required by the terms and conditions of sale.

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Please advise how to avoid paying SDLT?

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Homeward Legal do not recommend any stamp duty mitigation scheme, as such schemes are costly and the HMRC can review a scheme up to 6 years after a sale is completed . There have been a range of government initiatives, such as disadvantaged area relief. Your solicitor will advise as to your eligibility.

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What are property searches?

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Searches are an accepted set of queries requested by the purchaser's property solicitor via local and national authorities. They will not give information on the physical condition of the property.

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How common is gazumping?

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Gazumping is common across England and Wales and happens when a house seller approves the first buyer's offer and then dismisses it, selecting instead another buyer's offer. Though gazumping is uncommon when property prices are falling, there is still a danger. Consider instructing your solicitor as soon as possible to reduce the chance of your offer being gazumped.

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Will our property lawyer in Rochford report back to me about the cost of council tax for a Band F apartment before exchanging contracts?

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A conveyancer will approach the governing Rochford local council to reveal the latest council tax band and rates, which will be included in the title report. The latest council tax charges for properties in Rochford are published online at the Rochford council website. At the time of writing (16 November 2012) the rates are:

  • Band A - £1,019.00
  • Band B - £1,189.00
  • Band C - £1,358.00
  • Band D - £1,528.00
  • Band E - £1,868.00
  • Band F - £2,207.00
  • Band G - £2,547.00
  • Band H - £3,056.00